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Art Business Foundations


Art Business Foundations

From record-setting auctions, to celebrity artists, to the increasing presence of art fairs and galleries in major cities—today's fast-paced art world can be a challenge.

Art Business Foundations defines the different institutions in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors of the global art infrastructure, and offers a deeper understanding of the methods and motivations that drive the business and viewership of art.

This comprehensive review puts course participants on the right track to operate with increased expertise within the art world, and is ideal for those looking to better understand the art market structure as well as those looking to make a career change and explore they key roles and institutions that comprise the business of art.

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  • Date
    February 15 - March 28
  • Duration
    6 Weeks
  • Type
    Flexible Course
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  • Topics
    • Art Business,
    • Career Studies
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  • Contact Admissions 646-438-7268


Stephanie Dieckvoss

Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses

Stephanie Dieckvoss has over 15 years experience of working in commercial art galleries and art fairs, and a wealth of experience in cultural management in the public and private sector.

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  • About Flexible Courses

    About Flexible Courses

    This flexible online course is delivered in weekly modules consisting of recorded lectures, instructor-guided discussion boards, and supplementary resources. The course will include a final project with personalized feedback from the course instructor. All participants will have read-only access to the course materials for an additional 90 days after the course end date.

    Review the online course Terms and Conditions.

  • Students Will Learn

    Students Will Learn

    • To identify and define a broad range of characteristics of the current global art market.
    • To recognize key players in the art world and define their functions within it.
    • To compare the non-profit and commercial art worlds and define how they are connected.
    • To compare and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different art world models and networks.
  • Course Completion

    Course Completion

    For successfully completing this course, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art as well as 4.1 IACET Continuing Education Units. *

    Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.

    *As an IACET Accredited Provider, Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.